Business programme

The Battle for Talent: Upholding Staffing Sovereignty in 2023 or How to Retain Young Individuals in Russia?

17 Jun , 12:00–13:15
International Youth Economic Forum
Pavilion G, conference hall G4

In the present era, society is confronted with unprecedented challenges that underscore the crucial imperative of safeguarding our nation's technological and human resources sovereignty. Heightened emphasis is being placed on advancing the technological sphere at all levels, with state measures implemented to support businesses and young professionals. New tasks and challenges arise in equipping personnel with the necessary skills and knowledge in the realms of technology and digitalization, thereby mobilizing key sectors of the economy. The involvement and immersion of talented young minds in technology, as witnessed through national Olympiads and competitions, exemplify the vast potential that emerges from nurturing such engagement from an early school age. One of the primary challenges in 2023 for Russia's human and technological sovereignty lies in the battle for talent. It is imperative that today's schoolchildren perceive the promising and in-demand nature of technological fields within Russia, while also recognizing that the nation's leading universities, technology businesses, companies, and state corporations eagerly await their contributions. How crucial is it to currently foster and support this ambition, offering every opportunity to transform this deep interest into a lifelong pursuit and a drive to create innovative and sought-after solutions? In what ways do social programs aimed at empowering young individuals in Russia contribute to securing a competitive edge in attracting talent in 2023? How can we guarantee the nation's staffing sovereignty by effectively identifying and collaborating with talented individuals, enabling them to choose the most favourable conditions for their personal growth, flourishing careers within domestic production facilities, and leading Russian enterprises?

Dmitry Zemtsov, Vice-Rector, National Research University Higher School of Economics

Alexey Komissarov, Director General, Russia – Land of Opportunities; Acting Rector, Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation (RANEPA)
Natalya Kravchenko, Chairman, Commission for the development of preschool, school, secondary vocational education and educational activities of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
Andrey Ocheretny, Managing Director - Head of Academic Partnerships, Sberbank
Anastasia Pavlenko, Deputy Executive Director, Director for Strategic Partnerships, Innopraktika
Dmitry Peskov, Head of Young Professionals Direction, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects; General Director, Platform of the National Technology Initiative; Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on Digital and Technological Development
Olga Petrova, Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
Sergey Salikhov, First Vice-Rector, National University of Science and Technology (MISiS)

Front row participants
Boris Perius Zabolotsky, Co-Founder and Vice President, Russian-Brazilian Youth Organization
Alexander Tormasov, Rector, Innopolis University (online)
Vladimir Shevchenko, Rector, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (online)